Gas heaters, whether they warm up air or water in a home, rely on a pilot light to trigger the flame of the actual heater . If this pilot light ever goes out, the heater has no way of actually turning on to heat the water or air that your particular type of heater circulates to warm the house or other elements.How do you light a pilot light on a gas stove?
Light a standing pilot on a gas stove by holding a lit match near the gas outlet. Most gas ovens have a round hole in the floor of the oven labeled pilot, but some require accessing the unit through the broiler drawer.How do I relight a gas water heater pilot light?
Relighting the Pilot Light Turn the gas valve to the "Pilot" setting and push down on it. Light the pilot burner. Continue holding down the gas valve or control button for 1 minute after the pilot light has been lit. Release the valve knob/control button. Replace the access panels. Reignite the main burner.